Rob Van Dam and Molly Holly were part of the same WWE Hall of Fame class in 2021, something that RVD may regret after upsetting the former Women’s Champion.
The 2021 WWE Hall of Fame class saw the likes of Kane, Eric Bischoff, Rob Van Dam, and Molly Holly take their deserving place, with a plethora of championship reigns and iconic moments between them. They weren’t the only inductees, though, as the 2020 class were also immortalised following the cancellation of that year’s induction ceremony.
Correct timing was as a result absolutely crucial to ensure everyone got through their speeches, a memo that Rob Van Dam apparently didn’t receive. ‘The Whole F’N Show’ has revealed he left Molly Holly upset following the ceremony, having gone over his allocated time with his unprepared speech. Molly’s, meanwhile, was reportedly fully prepared in advance.
“Everyone seemed to like the speech, but I didn’t realise until later, they had said go three to five minutes, and Molly Holly was really upset because she had taken this – she had a really long speech prepared, you know, with help, and she was like really hurt. For me, I was like, ‘Well, I don’t know what I’m gonna say anyway’. It sucks, though, three to five minutes.”
Rob Van Dam continued, as he explained that he planned to go a few minutes longer to give WWE enough footage to work with:
“My whole life I’ve learned and stayed and listened to these great, long speeches by all these legends, and now I’m going to be in front of an empty arena and in three minutes I’m gonna say thanks. But I figured I was gonna go a little bit longer, you know, maybe five or six minutes and give them stuff to edit.”
A former WWE Champion, Rob Van Dam has enjoyed a career that few can match. Alongside two stints in WWE, where he became a Grand Slam Champion, the former ‘Mr. Monday Night’ also had success in IMPACT Wrestling, defeating AJ Styles for their World Championship less than two months after debuting.
He remains semi-active on the independent circuit, while Molly Holly, a former WWE Women’s Champion in her own right, serves as a producer for WWE, and has also entered three of the five women’s Royal Rumble matches thus far.